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ERIC Number: EJ835280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
My Former Students' Reflections on Having an Openly Gay Teacher in High School
Macgillivray, Ian
Journal of LGBT Youth, v5 n4 p72-91 Sep 2008
This study examines how high school students were affected by having an openly gay teacher and compares its results to a previous study (Rofes, 2000). The author's lesbian, gay, or bisexual students experienced a sense of relief that they could finally feel comfortable about themselves, as well as feeling happy that others in the school were talking about sexual orientation issues and were becoming more accepting of gay people. His heterosexual students learned that gay people are people too and that sexual orientation is only a small part of one's identity. The author proposes that there be more encouragement and legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teachers to come out. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico (Mexico City)